The Beauty Aisle Insider: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day
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The Beauty Aisle Insider: Top Cosmetic Scientists Answer Your Questions about the Lotions, Potions and Other Beauty Products You Use Every Day

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Why does my shampoo stop working? Are my cosmetics poisoning me? What does hypoallergenic mean? Are organic products better?

Every day thousands of people turn to the scientists at the popular blog for answers to their most pressing beauty questions. In The Beauty Aisle Insider you'll discover that:

– Salon products are not necessarily better than product...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Harlequin (first published April 1st 2011)
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I picked this up on a whim at the library last night and figured I might read a few pages, but I actually ended up reading it cover-to-cover. It’s a quick, snappy little book with dozens of questions about cosmetics (skin, hair, nail, fragrance, and more) and their ingredients, with plenty of science and reasonable advice sprinkled in. As someone who splurges on Lush soap but uses Suave shampoo, it was comforting to read that it’s okay to buy affordable products—and it’s okay to spend the extra...more
Mary Jane Gearhart
This book had some pretty decent information that I personally found useful. I thought it was interesting in some respects and I picked up about 10 useful pointers.
I like how this book goes against popular notions and eschews benefits of parabens and sulphates. They say that P&G is the best funded cosmetic/soap company so it's product, Pantene gives u the most bang for your buck. Although a nagging concern that beautybrains was perhaps bribed by rich companies, I have to agree Pantene is close to the best I have used. I only use salon products now because current literature has put the fear of sulphates and parabens in me. I walk down toiletry aisles,...more
Some parts were interesting, but the format of the book made the whole experience a bit disappointing. Staged as a series of "question" and their responses, the authors promise to teach the reader how to save money in the beauty department and debunk which products work and which ones don't. A lot of information is just tossed around haphazardly and sometimes without clear explanation. The questions aren't really the most common questions to ask, which leaves me wondering if they purposely selec...more
Feb 13, 2013 Ana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
For an avid reader of The Beauty Brains, it does not come as a surprise to see that the book is strutured in the same way the blog is. The thing is: even if the questions are too specific, they tend to explain the beauty basics that you would consider to be the most important thing to write about.

I love that they use references of scientific studies and even have a portion of the book intended for those who wish to know more about a few subjects.

I definitelly will be buying the next volume.
This book is pretty interesting and very easy to breeze by. But I think it could've been formatted better. The whole q&a format is a little annoying for me.
Quick easy read. It is exactly what it says it is. I am hoping to make wiser impulse buys at CVS now.
Loved it! Would highly recommend to anybody interested in skepticism, beauty products, and chemistry.
informative, easy to read and using layman terms whenever possible helps. very enjoyable non-fiction read.
Dec 30, 2012 Relyn rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Relyn by: spotted at my library website
Some interesting tips, but really a skimmer book.
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